Implementing and Enforcing Standard Essential Patents: Practical Perspectives from the US and Europe

A webinar brought to you by Linklaters LLP in association with Foley & Lardner LLP

Telecommunications standards, enabling interoperability of devices, are key in the digitalization of the world and the development of the Internet of Things.  

Such development crystalizes the opposition between the need of a widespread use of interoperability standards (e.g. LTE, 5G, Wifi) and the rights of holders of standard essential patents (SEPs), which cover inventions or technologies deemed necessary for complying with the standards.

While SEP holders generally pledge to grant licenses on FRAND terms (i.e. Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory), disputes are expected to rise as connectivity features are driving industry and consumer demand in more and more sectors (digital and electronic, automotive, healthcare, energy).

To learn more about key issues involving SEPs and FRAND as well as guidance for successfully navigating them throughout your company’s business life cycle, whether you are new to this area or are looking to brush up on the most recent developments, please click below to watch the webinar which addresses the following topics:

  • What SEPs are and why they matter;
  • The landscape with respect to causes of action that exist in the U.S. and Europe, including a comparison of trends and an overview of recent significant decisions,
  • Key considerations when entering into an SEP licensing regime;
  • Where to focus your attention when your company finds itself involved in an SEP-related lawsuit; and
  • Strategies for developing and enforcing an SEP portfolio.